UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Ukraine on Thursday, where he will participate in a tripartite meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his representative said today.
“At the invitation of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the secretary-general is in Liv on Thursday to participate in a tripartite meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Ukrainian leader,” Stephane Dujarric said in an interview. travel to Odessa on Friday and then start Turkey.
The dominant issue in the tripartite is increasingly not grain exports from Ukrainian ports that have resumed under the recent UN-brokered deal. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric added that Guterres will also discuss with Zelensky the security of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and the prospect of finding a diplomatic solution to end the war.
After the Russian blockade of three Black Sea ports was lifted, it became possible to export hundreds of thousands of tons of grain from Ukraine. The United Nations has emphasized that the agreement alleviates the worsening global food crisis.
On Saturday, the UN secretary-general will complete the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul – which is made up of officials from Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine and the United Nations, which oversees grain and fertilizer exports.